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Mount Greylock, Adams

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Mount Greylock is the highest natural point in Massachusetts at 3489ft. Its peak is located in the northwest corner of the state in the western part of the town of Adams (near its border with Williamstown) in Berkshire County. Although geologically part of the Taconic Mountains, Mount Greylock is commonly associated with the abutting Berkshire Hills to the east. The mountain is known for its expansive views encompassing five states and the only taiga-boreal forest in the state. A seasonal automobile road (open annually from late May through November 1) climbs to the summit, where stands the iconic 93ft lighthouse-like Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower. A network of hiking trails traverse the mountain, including the 2179mi Appalachian Trail. Mount Greylock State Reservation was created in 1898 as Massachusetts' first public land for the purpose of forest preservation.
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  • The visitor center is open at the weekend, the road to the Summit but November 1 closed. Unfortunately, even all the leaves of the Indian summer were dropped up here in the mountains and bike hire Adams has closed for this year. Also in the hotel we knew about the closure No... We come already September or October next year!
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  • So many options, so little time. Visit the small but lovely Visitors Center- great video of the area and history. Also includes maps, exhibits, and helpful staff. The Summit offers scenic views and ac...  more »
  • What an awesome drive up! You can see for 100 of miles on a good day. The tower was not open for climbing when we there in October, so that was disappointing but the scenery was just beautiful. Our so...  more »

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